Understanding AI should be part of teacher training courses and headteachers’ leadership qualifications, according to BCS, Britain’s Chartered Institute for IT. The professional body said using digital technology, including AI in the classroom, should be prominent in Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and National Professional Qualifications for school leaders. It suggests these measures will help teachers […]
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Mohammad Alizadeh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2022 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for pioneering and impactful contributions to data centre networks. Alizadeh has fundamentally advanced how data centres communicate efficiently in transporting data. One of his key contributions is the control of data centre network congestion and packet loss with […]
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IFIP WG 10.4 (Dependable Computing & Fault Tolerance) has named four researchers as joint winners of the 2023 Jean-Claude Laprie Award. Christel Baier, Boudewijn Haverkort, Holger Hermanns, Joost-Pieter Katoen co-authored their paper on Model-checking Algorithms for Continuous-Time Markov Chains, publishing it in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, June 2003. A Seminal Piece of Work The […]
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A team of 14 people has won the ACM Software System Award. The winners included: Gernot Heiser, University of New South Wales; Gerwin Klein, Proofcraft; Harvey Tuch, Google; Kevin Elphinstone, University of New South Wales; June Andronick, Proofcraft; David Cock, ETH Zurich; Philip Derrin, Qualcomm; Dhammika Elkaduwe, University of Peradeniya; Kai Engelhardt; Toby Murray, University of Melbourne; Rafal Kolanski, Proofcraft; Michael Norrish, Australian National University; Thomas Sewell, ...
The ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award has been presented to Michael Burrows, Google, Paolo Ferragina, University of Pisa and Giovanni Manzini, University of Pisa. The trio was honoured for inventing the BW-transform and the FM-index that opened and influenced the field of Compressed Data Structures with fundamental impact on Data Compression and Computational Biology. In 1994, Burrows and […]
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ACS congratulates Manjusha Bhakta for winning the 2022 ACS President’s Award. Manjusha is a data analytics expert with consulting firm EY and a member of the ACS Victoria Branch Executive Committee. Since joining ACS in 2017, Manjusha has helped foster ACS’s data analytics communities, leading panel discussions and helping build a strong network of data […]
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Bernhard Schölkopf, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zurich, and Stuart J. Russell, University of California at Berkeley, have received the ACM – AAAI Allen Newell Award. Schölkopf was recognised for his widely used research in machine learning, advancing both mathematical foundations and a broad range of applications in science and industry. Russell was honoured […]
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Aayush Jain has received the 2022 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for his dissertation “Indistinguishability Obfuscation From Well-Studied Assumptions,” which established the feasibility of mathematically rigorous software obfuscation from well-studied hardness conjectures. Honourable Mentions for the 2022 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award go to Alane Suhr an Assistant Professor at the University of California for her dissertation, “Reasoning and […]
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ACM TechTalk with Ina Schaefer Register for the TechTalk, “Correctness-by-Construction: How Can We Build Better Software?” with Ina Schaefer, on May 31, 2023, 12:00 pm ET (4 pm UTC). Schaefer is a Full Professor of Software Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Her main research interests are in the intersection of software engineering […]
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NCS Stages 2023 International Conference The 2023 International Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society will be hosted in the serene city of Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria. With the theme of Communications and e-Systems for Economic Stability, the event will be held from 8-10 August 2023. Attracting an average 2,000 delegates each year, the International Conference […]
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